Marching for Freedom tells the story of how ordinary kids helped change history. March 7, 1965. The eerie silence was broken only by the sound of scuffling feet as marchers approached the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The mood was sober. Hundreds of men, women and children had been protesting in Selma for weeks to win black Americans the right to vote. Theyâd been threatened. Been arrested. Jailed. This march was likely to end in violence, yet they went away. But when state troopers attacked with billy clubs and tear gas, the brute force was a shock. Many were injured including children. Listen to an excerpt from the audio book.